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Don’t Pity My C-Section

I love hearing birth stories. When did you know you were in labor? How did it progress? Did you have a c-section? What was it like when you first laid eyes on your baby? Our stories aren’t always rosy. “I barely felt contractions, pushed once, then my perfectly healthy baby slipped out and immediately breastfed” is […]

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Me Versus the Smug: How to Stay Sane Around Patronizing People

I got schooled the other day on how to be a perfect parent. No, the advice didn’t come from a world-renowned child psychologist. Maybe I would have actually listened to it then? Nope, this particular event was from a fellow parent. It was certainly one of those enlightening moments. It brought complete clarity to how […]

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Hold the Hooch: Eight “Dry” Mom Dates in Detroit

Did you know that it’s possible to build relationships with your #momsquad sans spirits? Modern mom culture is wine-obsessed. I see it in my newsfeed every day- memes, t-shirts, and socks glorifying drinking as a means to survive motherhood. Oftentimes moms lean on the grapes for some liquid courage to make friends and sustain friendships. How […]

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Forty And Fabulous; It’s Complicated

There are so many perspectives and issues out there in the world regarding motherhood. There’s sleeping, car seats, food, screen-time, mental health, immunizations, education, bullying, and a million more . . . way beyond my required word count. In all the differences of opinion and ongoing debates, we can all agree on this: being a […]

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